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to break up a protest against a copper mine with links to china. patchari raksawong in bangkok has the story. >>> at least 70 people were injured when police broke up the demonstration. the protesters say the copper mine is damaging the environment. myanmar's decision to use force is likely to cause alarm among western nations who have praised its democratic reforms. and so why did the government press ahead with the crackdown? well, nhk world's jun kobayashi reports from yangon. >> reporter: since thursday, they've disbursed hundreds of protesters. the crowd included local residents and buddhist monks. the demonstrators demanded a halt to mining operations in central myanmar. local officials say at least 70 people were injured. the protests began in mid-november. local residents say they were forced from their homes. they say the mine is polluting the environment. president thein sein has stressed the legitimacy of the crackdown. he issued a statement saying the protests were unauthorized and broken up according to the law. the largest opposition leader aung san suu kyi rushed to
. patchari raksawong in bangkok has details. >> the dispute in the south china sea already involves a number of asean nations as well as china. the united states has also expressed its concern over the potential flashpoint. and now a senior indian official has indicated that country, too, is anxious to counter the maritime assertiveness of china. nhk world reports from new delhi. >> reporter: india's navy chief held a media conference on monday, in which he addressed the spreading maritime power of india's big east asian rival. he expressed admiration for china but also sounded a note of alarm. >> it's impressive and certainly a concern for us which we continuously evaluate and work out our options and our strategy. >> reporter: admiral joshi raised eyebrows when he suggested that the indian navy was ready to send warships to the south china sea. >> translator: whenever we're needed to defend our national interests in the maritime domain, the navy has the mandate to do so by all means necessary. >> reporter: the admiral referred specifically to india's joint efforts with vietnam to explore m
's typhoon. patchari raksang has more details from bangkok. >>> president aquino's visit comes as the death toll from the typhoon has risen to at least 450. hundreds more are missing. rescue operations continue in the devastated areas, but progress is slow and many of the displaced are degs pratt. aquino visited typhoon-ravaged compastela valley on the southern island of mindanao on friday. >> translator: i want to know why this tragedy happened. i want to see how we can prevent a similar tragedy from happening again. but of course we need to tend to the needs of the survivors. that is why we're here today, to make sure that your government is truly servinging you. >> typhoon bopha struck the region on tuesday. reuters reports more than 10,000 homes have been totally destroyed across dozens of provinces. officials say at least 530 people are still missing. fallen trees and debris are blocking roads and bridges, and emergency supplies have been slow to reach many devastated towns. >>> afghanistan's intelligence chief has been seriously wounded in a bomb attack in kabul. the taliban has claim
's typhoon. patchari raksawong has more details from bangkok. >>> president aquino's visit comes as the death toll from the typhoon has risen to at least 450. hundreds more are missing. rescue operations continue in the devastated areas, but progress is slow and many of the displaced are desperate. aquino visited typhoon-ravaged compostela valley on the southern island of mindanao on friday. >> translator: i want to know why this tragedy happened. i want to see how we can prevent a similar tragedy from happening again. but of course we need to tend to the needs of the survivors. that is why we're here today, to make sure that your government is truly serving you. >> typhoon bopha struck the region on tuesday. reuters reports more than 10,000 homes have been totally destroyed across dozens of provinces. officials say at least 530 people are still missing. fallen trees and debris are blocking roads and bridges, and emergency supplies have been slow to reach many devastated towns. >>> afghanistan's intelligence chief has been seriously wounded in a bomb attack in kabul. the taliban has claimed r
from our bureau in bangkok. >> the u.s. department of defense has released its latest report on the on going battle with taliban in afghanistan. progress has been made, but much remains to be done. pressing issue, how to best train afghan forces to maintain security. the report released to the u.s. congress on monday. a key claim is that 76% of the country's population lives in areas where afghan police and troops maintain the leading role in security. it also states that attacks by the taliban rose by 1% for the period of april to september, known as the afghan fighting season. the pentagon says increased violence centered on rural areas and security in cities dramatically improved during the same period. since the start of the year, attacks fell 22% in kabul, 62% in kandahar, and 88% in mazhar-i-sharif. compares with 211. critical concerns are also detailed in the report. international forces have been training afghan security forces for years, but the report says very few afghan units are fully dependent from international counterparts when carrying out operations. another
. our bangkok has the details. >> reporter: the bombing took place on thursday at a u.s. military facility in the south of the country. reuters says one american service e e e e e e e e e e e e. a suicide bomber rammed a car filled with explosives into an armored vehicle near the perimeter of kandahar airfield. the attack took place less than three hours after u.s. defense secretary leon panetta left the facility. it is unclear if the incident is connected with the visit. panetta met with afghan president hamid karzai on thursday.e e e e e e e e e e e visiting the country to map out its future, following the withdraw of nato-led combat troops by the d d d d d d d d d rising death tolls are reminders of the instability of the country ahead of the planned transfer of security to the afghan government. we havavavavafafafafafafafafafaa the country has high hopes for the future of its railway system. currently there is only a singl. t the are post-war reconstruction by a a network linking afghanistan with its neighbors in central asia. nhk world reports from kabul. >> reporter: afghan
in bangkok has the details. >> reporter: the bombing took place on thursday at a u.s. military facility in the south of the country. reuters says one american service member was killed and three others were wounded. a suicide bomber rammed a car filled with explosives into an armored vehicle near the perimeter of kandahar airfield. the attack took place less than three hours after u.s. defense secretary leon panetta left the facility. it is unclear if the incident is connected with the visit. panetta met with afghan president hamid karzai on thursday. the u.s. defense secretary is visiting the country to map out its future, following the withdraw of nato-led combat troops by the end of 2014. rising death tolls are reminders of the instability of the country ahead of the planned transfer of security to the afghan government. we have another story from afghanistan. the country has high hopes for the future of its railway system. currently there is only a single line in operation. but there are plans to drive post-war reconstruction by building an extensive railway network linking afghanis
way over the border in myanmar. in bangkok we have more details. >>> countries and companies around the world are paying attention to myanmar. neighboring thailand is in poor position to top the economic potential. they have visited a special economic zone being developed in southern myanmar. the project could become a logistic hub serving the whole of southeast asia. on monday he took a one-day trip to myanmar's port town on the indian ocean. she met with the president to discuss the $50 billion u.s. dollar project which includes a deep seaport and power plants. it was the first visit by a thai prime minister since the two countries signed a memorandum of understanding in 2008 to develop the area. >> translator: by april of next year, clearer details should be available, and we should also be able it to invite investors to join the prakt. >> the dawei project is set to become the major access point connecting the indian on or about ocean to the south china he sea. it should be a new trading route for thailand and for myanmar a gateway for foreign investment. the project gained extr
reporter in bangkok has more. >>> gunmen shot and killed 12 members of polio vaccination teams in separate incidents around pakistan this week. the united nations is protecting staff members in the country by taking them off duty. the u.n. has responded to the attacks. >> the killing of health workers in pakistan were cruel, senseless and inexcusable acts that i condemn in the strongest of terms. those killed were among thousands across pakistan, especially women who are working selflessly. >> the world health organization is also speaking out against the violence, saying it is depriving the population of potentially life-saving health care. >> irrespective of the circumstances of the situation, attacks on health workers, health facilities or health services are completely unacceptable. >> women health workers held protests in the southern city of karachi and in the capital islamabad. they are demanding that authorities provide them with protection to accomplish their goal of ending polio. pakistan is one of only three countries in the world where the disease is still endemic. it is not ye
a population of 580 million. our reporter at our bureau in bangkok has details. >>> on friday, japan laid out strategies to make further end roads into two further countries. the first is myanmar who is continuing efforts towards democratic reforms and opening its economy. officials from the governments myanmar and japan signed an agreement. the park is 20 mill r kilom kil the largest city. >> i possibly hope and i'm very confident that this creation and the friendship between the two countries will be even deeper and stronger. ever after and the years after. >> translator: myanmar has officially confirmed that we will take a leading role in the development. it is a huge step for japan. >> combining the strengths of its public and private sectors, the japanese government is trumpeting the industrial park as a flagship project. japan won the deal after facing competition from rivals, including china and south korea. a group of firms is currently conducting preconstruction surveys. the site will cover 2,400 hectares, making it one of the biggest industrial parks in the world. there will be chal
in bangkok has details. >>> japan is strengthening relations with asean member nations with a total population of 580 million. on friday, it took steps to make further inroads into myanmar, which is continuing efforts to democratic reforms and opening its economy. officials from the governments of myanmar and japan signed a memorandum giving japan exclusive rights to develop a special economic zone. the park is 20 kilometers from myanmar's largest city. >> i possibly hope and i'm very confident that this creation and the friendship between the two countries will be even deeper and stronger. ever after and the years after. >> translator: myanmar has officially confirmed that we will take a leading role in the development. it is a huge step for japan. >> combining the strengths of its public and private sectors, the japanese government is trumpeting the industrial park as a flagship project. japan won the deal after facing competition from rivals, including china and south korea. a group of firms is currently conducting preconstruction surveys. the site will cover 2,400 hectares, maki
there is much room for improvement in its government. our reporter in bangkok has details. >> the president spoke to the nation on wednesday in a speech broadcast nationwide via state-run television station. he urged government workers to do more. the president also said reforms are needed from the grassroots level up to the level of the central government. >>> in a speech broadcast through state-run stations, he described the country has falling far short of the international standards for good governance and urged government workers to do more. the president also said reforms are needed from the grassroots level up to the level of the central government. he called for the cooperation of bureaucrats as well as the general public to achieve a government free of corruption. he took office as president in march of 2011. he has been promoting a package of economic reforms. his efforts won the agreement of western countries to ease economic sanctions that were imposed during myanmar's military regime. now he is trying to turn around the country's economy, which is the weakest. myanmar has the g
and insight on southeast asia every weekday live from bangkok only on "newsline" . >>> people in northern japan are dealing with more snow. this is after they got recd week.ing aunts of it last we g the latest in the world weather forecast. >> a winter storm is sweeping across northern japan producing snow showers and strong winds. we have reports of 100 kilometers gusts. strong northern winds will be flowing. that's going to produce heavy snow showers. for northern japan as well as the north coast of western japan. behind it a large high pressure system is keeping things dry. all along the rim of this high pressure area, very strong winds are blowing. that's resulting in highways and strong northern winds are quiting with warmer air light showers for southern showers as the high pressure system descends down rain should be tapering off here. here are your temperatures. very frigid up toward the beiji. tokyo is a different story. your high in seoul is expected to be only minus 4 on wednesday. tokyo should be cooling down to 8 degrees tomorrow. on the western size of asia stronger cold air
in bangkok. 38 automobile companies are showing off their new models. thailand's models show is one of the biggest in southeast asia. it kicked up last weekend attracting consumers to a new set of wheels. japan's honda has unveiled an eco friendly new brand for asian markets. rival nissan is showing it is popular compact car with more options to customize the interior of body color. 2012 has been a landmark year for the thai auto industry. annual production passed 2 million units. >> translator: today is the day we celebrate the great success of the local automobile industry. i believe we will be back celebrating production of 3 million units in the very near future. >> translator: we could recover from the floods in a very short period. since the recovery we have received many bookings and now we are operating at full capacity. still, with many back orders waiting. >> reporter: the floods of 11 are a bad memory for the industry. auto makers and their suppliers were severely impacted. many plants were forced to close. thailand status as an important production base hasn't changed. t
have been celebrating the 85th birthday of their king. he made a rare public appearance in bangkok before tens of thousands of well-wishers. in every speech, he appealed for unity and stability in the divided country. he has reigned for 66 years. >> a bush fire in australia has threatened homes in northern sydney. firefighters had contained the blaze, which caused traffic problems as thick smoke blew across the city. according to local media, officials believe the fire was started deliberately. the european commission says it is doing more about youth unemployment, which stands at almost 24%, more than 3.5 million people under the age 25 in the eurozone. >> the eu executive presented a proposal for all member states to offer so-called "youth guarantees," ensuring training for young people in the few months after they leave school or lose a job. >> waiting rooms are full of young people. the crisis has hit them hardest. in countries like spain, up to one-half of young people are unemployed. under the european union boss proposed scheme, everyone under 25 who applies -- european unio
. >> in bangkok, thousands of thais turned out to catch a glimpse of the mark on his 85th birthday in a rare public appearance prepare aero controvy at the hospital after the duchess of game birds -- the after information on the duchess of cambridge -- appearance. >> many well-wishers had been building up before the king appeared. opportunities to see their frail monarchs are really -- rare these days. to see people dressed in yellow is evidence of affection for the man who has been on the throne for 66 years. he has all but disappeared from public view. more than 2000 soldiers from the thai armed forces dressed in ceremonial uniform took part in the pageant. and they used this opportunity to reaffirm their loyalty to the king. they are the principal guardian of the monarchy cannot and -- of the monarchy, and it led them to take to -- to a coup in recent years and to protect that market. there was a time that the ties believed their keen could resolve intractable -- that the people here believe their keen could resolve intractable conflicts. but not now. his wife was too weak to attend today
'm patchari raksawong in bangkok. >>> people in japan will be doing something this weekend they don't usually do. they'll be voting in a general election. the prime minister and his democrats are fighting to stay in government. the former ruling liberal democrats are trying to convince voters to give their party another chance at holding power. when japan decides this sunday, voters will be picking lawmakers for the lower house of the diet. they'll be using their ballots to express how they feel about the democratic party and how its led the country for the past three years. these 12 groups met the criteria to be called a political party in this election. they include long established parties and several new ones that were just founded. a number of other groups failed to meet the standards but are still fielding candidates. >>> voters have a lot of issues to consider before they head to the polling stations. one of them involves opening up their markets. politicians are divided over whether japan should join the transpacific partnership. the free trade agreement would scrap tariffs and trade
and with a chocolatey after taste. and that wraps up our bulletin, i'm dhra dhirakaosal reporting from bangkok. >>> a strong storm is affecting people in fiji. >>> we are watching the cycle here. the center of circulation is just towards the south of fiji now but, still, you have that wrap-around effect continuing to affect the islands. high winds even storm surge near the coast line. i want to show you what it looked like earlier here today in fiji as the winds continued to kick up. this storm system is continuing to push overhead and it is continuing to track to the south. conditions are going to start to improve. still, you're going to continue to see the winds overnight. wind gusts 260 kilometers per hour. you are still going to have lingering rain off here towards the north throughout your day on your tuesday. so flooding is still high at risk here in the country as that storm continues to push down there farther away. so definitely want to watch this throughout the coming days. let's look to the north here into japan. we have one system pulling off to the east. another is starting to pul
raksawong at our bureau in bangkok has details. >> gunmen killed 12 members of the anti-polio campaigns in a string of attacks this week. the world health organization is temporarily suspending vaccination drives across the country. international organizations are condemn the violence and the disruption to efforts to eradicate the disease. on wednesday, a female health worker and her driver were shot dead in charsadda in northwest pakistan n nearby peshawar, a team member was killed. the it comes after five anti-polio workers were killed in karachi on monday and tues y tuesday. >> translator: i don't know what i should do. my mind isn't functioning. >> in a separate incident, an 18-year-old woman who was supervising a vaccination campaign was shot dead by gunmen in peshawar on tuesday. and in yet another attack, a group of health workers were targeted in a northwestern town on monday and three members of security forces accompanying them were killed. it is not clear who is behind the attacks. the taliban has denounced anti-polio campaigns, calling them a western plot to sterilize musli
in the country by local soldiers and police. our correspondent in bangkok has the examples. >>> the attack occurred in kabul on monday. the police woman was immediately detained following the incident. the motive behind the shooting is not clear. a female officer of the local police force approached and shot dead an american who was working as a security advisor at police headquarters and in a separate incident a police officer shot and killed five colleagues in the northern province of jos john before fleeing the scene. afghan police believe the officer is a member of the taliban. more than 50 members of the nato-led forces in afghanistan have been killed by afghan soldiers or police officers. these incidents are casting a shadow over afghanistan-u.s. ties ahead of the withdrawal of international combat troops at the end of 2014. >> these are events that we are familiar with. we work very, very closely with our afghan partners. they events that affect both isef and our afghan security force brothers. we continue to work to mitigate them as much as possible. >> the taliban has not claimed
joins us from our bureau in bangkok with the details. >>> afghan police say the three casualties were all afghan citizens. the incident is casting a shadow on security in the country ahead of the planned withdrawal of international forces by the end of 2014. the attack occurred in the eastern city of khost on wednesday. its bomber drove a bomb up to the gate of a major facility and detonated the bomb inside the vehicle. a security guard and two civilians were killed in the blast. the afghan taliban takes responsibility, saying it targeted local police and civilians serving the base. the nato-led international security forces say the bomber did not breach the base's perimeter. >>> investigators are working to pinpoint what caused a passenger jet to crash in eastern myanmar on tuesday. government officials suspect pilot error. two people were killed in the accident. >>> an air jet landed on a road about 3 kilometers from its destination at the airport. the aircraft broke apart and caught fire, killing one passenger and one bystander on the ground. 11 others were injured. government inve
cannery south of bangkok, making $270 a month. she paid off her debt to the one who ranger job, but had to take out -- who arranged her job. now there is the possibility should be deported. she could not afford the fees to have the application process done, and it has been extended six times. according to the author of a study on migrant workers in thailand, now that it is being held -- >> there will be open season on migrants. everyone of these deadlines, the way the policy works, who is accompanied by a crackdown. >> it usually comes with payoffs to the police. but the thailand government says this time will be different. the labor minister says there is corruption but when the new administration will limit the opportunity for extortion. >> i cannot tell you 100 percent that it will be right, but this time we mean is that we will have a deadline. >> the minister is looking to delay deportations. thailand is the world's third largest exporter of fish, a $6.5 billion a year industry. because it is so labour intensive, it is heavily reliant on khas highbridge workers to keep the industry
snapped and shared on instagram may surprise you. they were the shopping mall in bangkok, thailand t b, and the sunni's airport. >> where is your top place that you would like to go, christian? >> i think i go with the americans here. i think it looks most likely that we're going to be in italy. >> i thought you meant he were going to the americas. but that's all right. >> i'm going with the americans will be. >> where in italy? >> sicily. sicily looks -- first of all, it's some place i've never been. in london any time of the year but certainly in summer. >> are you an instagram user? >> i am not. >> where do you want to go, kelly? >> in 2013? >> yes. >> i suppose i get around to see more of europe. i would love to go to russia and see moscow and st. petersburg. >> don't go in the wintertime, that's all i can say. >> and yours? >> i used to do all the die hard type travel adventure stuff and now i just want a nice beach. mall tease you can never go wrong or the greek islands. i've never tried that yet. so that has to go on the list, as well. >> sounds good. >> for the weekend, quick j
bulletin in bangkok. >>> a people tested by politics technology spread around the world. artists who capture the imaginations of audiences everywhere, these are faces of south korea. nhk world updates you on what's happening across the peninsula, wednesday and thursday here on "newsline". >>> south korea says its military has retrieved from under the sea what appears to be debris from the engine of the north korean rocket launched two weeks ago. north korean leaders claim the rocket was carrying a satellite. but many countries believe it was a test of long-range missile technology. the object was retrieved from a depth of 88 meters in the yellow sea. the defense ministry official says if it's confirmed to be part of the rocket's first-stage engine, it will help understand its capabilities. south korea's military has already retrieved a fuel tank and containers oxidizer used for combustion. ministry officials suspect that north korea is trying to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile. >> a japanese media report is casting doubt on chinese claims to the senkaku islands in the e
bulletin in bangkok. >>> a people tested by politics and history, innovators whose technology spread around the world. artists who capture the imaginations of audiences everywhere, these are faces of south korea. nhk world updates you on what's happening across the peninsula, wednesday and thursday here on "newsline". >>> south korea says its military has retrieved from under the sea what appears to be debris from the engine of the north korean rocket launched two weeks ago. north korean leaders claim the rocket was carrying a satellite. but many countries believe it was a test of long-range missile technology. the object was retrieved from a depth of 88 meters in the yellow sea. the defense ministry official says if it's confirmed to be part of the rocket's first-stage engine, it will help understand its capabilities. south korea's military has already retrieved a fuel tank and containers oxidizer used for combustion. ministry officials suspect that north korea is trying to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile. >> a japanese media report is casting doubt on chinese claims to the s
on the duchess of cambridge is released to two is jockeys. >> in bangkok, thousands of thais turned out to catch a glimpse of the mark on his 85th birthday in a rare public appearance prepare aero controvy at the hospital after the duchess of game birds -- the after information on the duchess of cambridge -- appearance. >> many well-wishers had been building up before the king appeared. opportunities to see their frail monarchs are really -- rare these days. to see people dressed in yellow is evidence of affection for the man who has been on the throne for 66 years. he has all but disappeared from public view. more than 2000 soldiers from the thai armed forces dressed in ceremonial uniform took part in the pageant. and they used this opportunity to reaffirm their loyalty to the king. they are the principal guardian of the monarchy cannot and -- of the monarchy, and it led them to take to -- to a coup in recent years and to protect that market. there was a time that the ties believed their keen could resolve intractable -- that the people here believe their keen could resolve intractable conflict
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american soldiers went to bangkok and spent a lot of time there. in terms of direct support and more peripheral support, thailand was a close ally and an important part of the war effort. >> to that country of soldiers in vietnam? >> absolutely. i said i concentrate on the book. thailand send 37,000 soldiers to fight in south vietnam. they also sent smaller naval units and air units. this still definitely combat units outsiders the province working with united states, the south vietnamese and other allies, filipinos and south koreans. >> what about casualties? >> 500 plus casualties -- i should say 500 died in south vietnam while fighting what we call it the viacom in the south. it's an important detail to focus on. to dismiss them with the insulting nature to use as an american mercenary paid for a lot of the military hardware and transportation logistics and extra pay the troops received and also tends to focus on black-market schemes. but the truth behind it all his soldiers were fighting, thai soldiers were dying. for years, thailand was carrying out their war, what they saw as t
to bangkok and spent a lot of time there, and in terms of direct support and more peripheral support, thailand was a close ally of the u.s. and important part of the war effort. >> host: did they have soldiers in vietnam? >> guest: absolutely, and that's what i concentrate on in the book. thailand spent 37,000 soldiers, half combat, the other combat support troops to fight in south vietnam as allies to the united states. they also spent smaller naval units and air units, but, still, there was combat units fighting outside of saigon and the province working with the united states, working with the south vietnamese and the other allies, the filipinos and south korean. >> host: what about casualties? >> guest: 500-plus casualties -- well, i should say 500 thais died in south vietnam while fighting what we call the veitkong, and it's important to focus on it because they tend to dismiss them as america's mercenaries because we paid for the -- a lot of the military hardware and transportation and lo gist ticks and extry pay that the thai troops received, and we focus on thais engaged in b
further down in the tropics we're still seeing very hot temperatures. 34 in bangkok. 32 in manila. as we head on into the americas, it's going to be another wet day for you along the west coast from b.c. down through northern california. you've hood had a bit of a break. another round of rain coming in. and some very strong winds here, too. not much changed since last week. another low moving here through eastern canada. that will bring maybe 30 centimeters of snow to northern ontario as well as quebec. blowing and drifting snow here, too, so, again, difficult driving conditions. along the cold front, it's not going to be too severe. you'll see a few thunderstorms in that rain, but certainly temperatures will be falling as the front passes. that said, though, we're seeing some unseasonably warm temperatures across the east at the moment. chicago, 19 degrees. 24 in oklahoma city. 19 for you in d.c. with 16 in new york city. all right. let's go now to europe. a very messy picture here. the western locations are starting to see a low and frontal system moving through. that's going to be pro
.s.  the war and also many american soldiers went to bangkok and of time, so in terms of direct support and more peripheral support, thailand was close ally and an important part of the effort. >> did they have soldiers, did that country have soldiers in vietnam? >> absolutely, and that's what  concentrate on in the book. they sent 47,000 soldiers, have for combat and the others were to fight in south viet nam as allies to the united states and the the air unit. definitely combat units fighting hillside the province working with working with the south vietnamese and other allies, the filipinos, south koreans. >> what about casualties? casualties 500 died in south viet nam whil fighting what recall the the south, and i think it is an important detail to focus on because those who don't know the history of the involvement tend to dismiss them as they sometimes use america's mercenaries because we paid for a lot of the military hardw
, live from bangkok, only on nhk world "newsline." >>> the u.s. defense secretary has revealed plans to ploy the next generation of fighter ts in western japan. leon panetta says the united states will stage f-35 stealth jets from 2017. >> for the first overseas deployment of the f-35 joint strike fighter to iwakuni in 2017. >> the f-35 is equipped with stealth capability to obscure it from radar. analysts say the plane is expected to check china's military growth. it already floyd f-22 fighters athe u.s. kadena basein inawa. japan's defense ministry will adopt f-5s as its next mainstay fighter jet. investigators in japan are trying to figure out what caused an expressway tunnel to cave in killing nine people. the team will test bolts that held up concrete ceiling panels inside the structure. transport ministry and expressway officials started the tests tuesday in sasago tunnel in yamanashi prefecture. more than 300 ceiling panels fell earlier this month, crushing three vehicles. thinvestigators will use a device that pulls down on ceiling bolts that are still intact to determine how
david piper is live from bangkok, thailand. >> reporter: this has been a terrifying day for japan bringing back so many memories of that deadly quake and tsunami back in 2011 which took so many lives. and this was a powerful quake. i contacted a number of people in tokyo today and they said buildings shook wildly when the quake struck. the quake's epicenter was about 150 miles under the sea off eastern japan's miyagi prefecture. this is the same area of the massive quake and tsunami there 2011. people were told to evacuate the shore over concerns the tsunami could appear at any time. a small tsunami about three foot high hit the shore but didn't cause any damage. the tsunami warning was later lifted. nobody is thought to have died during the quake but several people have been injured. the japanese people have been very jittery seupbls the 2011 quake and tsunami which took more than 15,000 people and 3,200 are still missing. it also triggered a meltdown of fuel hrodz causing radiation leaks and mass evacuations. many of the communities that were hit hard by the tsunami back then st
in bangkok, thailand, with a sample. >> reporter: i'm dan rivers in bangkok, and when i want to eat local on a rainy afternoon, there's nothing better than wung li. they do amazing seafood here. rice. what else would you suggest? do you have any prawns? my favorite dish is crispy pork. how do you get the pork so chris sni. >> leave it one hour. then we clean it and then make it dry. make it dry first. and then fry with oil. >> this soup here, very famous. >> yeah. with mushroom and lemon. and a little bit milk. >> and it's quite spicy as well. >> spicy. chili. 200 different on the menu. >> reporter: 200 recipes on the menu. why do so many people come sneer. >> cheap. and fresh. and delicious. >> reporter: right. so those places in guide books are for tourists. go to nugan lee if you want to eat like a local. >> that looked pretty good. all you have to do is go to ireport.com/1 ireport.com/100places, send us a photo of your favorite restaurant and the dish, tell us why it's special, how you discovered it. the definitive list of 100 places to eat like a local will be revealed in march and s
and r to bangkok and spent a lot of time there. so in terms of direct support and more peripheral support, thailand was a close ally of th u.s. and an important part of the war effort. >> host: did they have soldiers, did that country have soldiers in seat fam? >> guest: absolutely. and that's what i concentrate on in the book. thailand sent some 37,000 soldiers. half were combat soldiers,  other half combat support troops. they also sent some smaller naval and air units, but still there were definitely combat units fighting outside of saigo working with the united states, working with is south vietnames ask the other allies, the filipinos, the europeans. >> host: what about casualtie? >> guest: they took 500 plus casualties -- well, i should sa 500 thais died in south vietnam while fighting what we call the viet cong in the south, and i think it's an important detail to focus on because those wo don't know the history of thai involvement tend to dismiss them as the insulting term they sometimes use is america
is from bangkok with life coverage. reporter: it suggests increased activity at that nuclear test site. as he said from the experts are saying that they have been working on this and flood damage at the site. but the pictures show that there is still water streaming out of one of the thomas baer, and that could affect a test, because it could affect the ability to see how strong any glasses. the work being done at the site that can be seen in these photos indicate that they are at least maintaining a state of readiness. so if they are given the go-ahead by carmack, they will be ready. analysts say it is difficult. many of these tests have been deep down within the mountain. back in 2006 and 2009, after conducting a long-range missile tests, they went through one of their atomic explosions. they also successfully launched a long-range missile. we are waiting for a u.n. response, which is likely to include sanctions against north korea. pyongyang says it's part of its space program. but the u.s. and its allies say it was an intercontinental missile tests, which is being banned by the u.n
. this washington on high alert. as well as the world. david has more in bangkok, thailand. reporter: yes, these satellite images are released from the associated press indicate receptivity in a nuclear test site in north korea. experts have looked at the pictures and saying there is flood damage. but they also say that there is more water pouring out of one of the tunnels at the nuclear test site. it is really difficult to know what they are up to there. mainly because most nuclear test preparations are done deep within the mountain. they decide to push ahead, then it would show that back in 2006 and 2009 come after conducting long-range missile tests and worldwide, condemnation, north korea went ahead with its first atomic explosions. more sanctions, which could of course trigger some kind of nuclear test by north korea. this three stage rocket put a rocket into orbit. said that's part of the space program. but the u.s. and its allies say that it is a missile test, which has been banned by the u.n. in the past because of the earlier missile test. south korea's defense ministry warned th
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